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Fall Wedding at the Estate At Moraine Farm

With a groom-to-be in the States and his future bride finishing school in Ireland, this couple knows dedication – traveling abroad over 25 times while dating. But it all became worth it one beautiful fall day, with Linnea Tangorra taking that love and creating a celebration that shined. Untamed Heart Photography caught every kiss, and this gallery just about makes my heart burst.

From The Groom, Imran… We met four and a half years ago on St. Patrick’s Day through a mutual friend (Steve, Mandy’s best friend from college and Imran’s friend from law school) in Santa Monica. Mandy had just gotten into veterinary school in Ireland the week before we met, but we hit it off and never stopped making it work. We tried to sit down one day and figure out how many flights we’ve taken between the two of us, to be together over the four years that Mandy was away at vet school in Ireland. It has to be at least over 25. I proposed to Mandy last summer at Boston Logan International Airport when she came back for the summer after starting her final year of rotations in Dublin. We bought our first place in Waltham at the end of that summer before Mandy headed back to Dublin to finish vet school. Mandy moved back to Boston for good after finishing vet school in May and is nearly one third of the way done with her internship at Angell Animal Medical Center. We treasure the time we have together because that is something that has been limited for a majority of our relationship and couldn’t be more excited for the big day!

Photography: Untamed Heart Photography | Videographer: Timothy Bakland | Event Planning: Tangorra Wedding Planning | Floral Design: Petalena | Cake: Icing On The Cake | Ceremony Venue: Estate At Moraine Farm | Reception Venue: Estate At Moraine Farm | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Catering: Fireside Catering | Make-up: Blush | Hair: Kris Pavao | Band: Wilson Stevens | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Bride's Dress: Vera Wang | Rentals: Peterson Party Center

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Chic Backyard Wedding in Beverly, Massachusetts

An intimate backyard wedding filled to the brim with chic stylings and love? Sign me up. You’ll want to sign yourself up too when you see all the sweet images from Ebersole Photography, because there is no resisting the sweetness sitting in this gallery, and you can see what I mean here.


From The Bride…Sandy is originally from Baltimore and I’m from Beverly, Massachusetts. We met in Brooklyn, while he was in grad school for architecture and I was making my first music videos (I’m a filmmaker). But we bonded on a rock-climbing trip with mutual friends: playing new music for each other, singing and car-dancing the whole ride. We began dating and eventually moved to Los Angeles together, where we currently live.

We decided to have our wedding at my parents house in Beverly, MA, which is a really unique historic house. Planning the wedding, our focus was on having an epic dance party with amazing music which celebrated our two big families. We were married at Manchester First Parish church, which has great acoustics and a beautiful room-shaking organ. My talented sister Kat and bridesmaid Kelly, a bluegrass musician, sang a beautiful acoustic version of an Adele song, and Sandy’s cousin played Spanish Guitar. In addition, the Beverly High School Vocal Ensemble sang three beautiful acapella songs, including “In “Do you Realize” by the Flaming Lips. I still can’t believe that actually happened. The choral director Lyn is now my personal hero.

For the reception, we hired “Madhouse,” a soulful mo-town band that kept us dancing all night. My sister and Kelly both sang with the band for different songs: Kelly did a beautiful slow-dance version of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” for our first dance, and everyone began singing along. It was a moment. Kat made a hilarious vampy entrance from a balcony, singing “Love me Like a Man,” which pretty much brought down the house with the help of a family friend Gabe on saxophone. We gave all the guests mix-CDs as party favors, which included songs from that fateful rock-climbing road trip. For the decor, we never really had a strict color scheme, just black bridesmaid dresses with gorgeous colorful flower arrangements by Chapmans florist. This included a flower crown, which we paired with a beautiful veil sewn by my Aunt Priscilla. My parents Jen and Gary and my mother’s friends, “The Design Team,” as we called them, all pitched in to decorate the tent with candles and borrowed chandeliers. In addition, Sandy’s parents threw an amazing Rehearsal Dinner the night before, with decor provided by Sandy’s Aunts and Uncles.

The best part of our wedding was bringing together so many wonderful, fun-loving people. The energy in the room was pumping with love and excitement and we danced long after the band stopped. It was such a whirlwind, we are so happy Daniel was there to beautifully capture this phenomenal experience.

Photography: Ebersole Photography | Florist: Chapmans | Church: First Parish Manchester | Catering: Vinwood | Make Up: Dawna Kraft | Band: Mad House | Tuxedos: Giblees | Venue: Private Residence

Vintage Garden Wedding Full of Spring Blooms

Being a recent transplant in New England, I’ve really come to love the Spring and the crazy amounts of gorgeous blooms dotting the area. It’s a flower lover’s dream and bonus, it makes for a beautiful wedding day backdrop. This vintage inspired affair captured by Forevercandid Photography, along with florals by Karla Cassidy Designs is total proof. Check out the gallery for so much more.

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From The Bride…The theme/concept was DIY Rustic Vintage. We wanted our wedding to reflect Alex and I in every way, and have unique and memorable aspects that touched our family and friends throughout the wedding day. We most of all wanted everyone to experience in the pure love and happiness, we were sharing that day in our commitment to each other. We fell in love with the rustic and romantic setting of Moraine Farm and knew it was our perfect venue to say “I do” and start our lives together. We shared our hand written vows to share with each other and our friends and family, which brought us and everyone else to tears (in the highlight video).

My mom, myself and maid of honor put a lot of work into every detail that was DIY including the signage, flowers, my dress, the family “tree”, programs, table names and centerpieces. I even wanted to make our signature drinks unique to us by naming them around our personalities the “Bubbly Bradley” and “Murphy Mule”. Throughout the day we had a subtle theme of A&A (Aidan and Alex), with wooden letters and & throughout the property as well as a large metal A&A.

My mom made the all the centerpieces from scratch and the flower arrangements (18!) as well as the Audrey Hepburn signage “The Best Thing in Life to Hold onto is Each other”, one of my most favorite quotes. We wanted to do something different than table numbers that we see at every wedding, so we decided on words that describe marriage (wonderful, love, forever, friendship). We made these as well.

Alex’s dad made us the wooden signage / guest board, and the birch trellis we got married under from a mere vision I had and they came out perfect! Alex’s Mom made our cake and all the desserts for the guests. My maid of honor designed the welcome sign for the ceremony, the appetizer sign and bar signs listing the signature drinks.

We met as neighbors in South Boston, we both had dogs and would run into each walking them around the block, from our first date we hit it off and knew we were the perfect fit we had been searching for. Alex makes me laugh every single day and still gives me those same butterflies he did when I first met him years ago. He pushes me to do better, be better and is a constant rock and support system when I need it most. Everyday is an adventure together, and we’re so excited to be joined as an official family now and someday start ours.

Since I was a little girl I dreamed of remaking my mother and grandmother’s dress into something of my own, after the ring when it was my turn to go “dress” shopping my mom and I both were so excited to create a unique work of art that was a family heirloom and had so much special meaning. I mean, when else in your life can you design a dress of your dreams that has so much special meaning.

My mother, Nancy wore the dress October 1st, 1977 when she married my dad Kevin. Before that, my Nana Betty Stangle wore the dress October 9th, 1940 when she married Frank. On May 24th, I wore my very own newly designed version to marry Alex. (We displayed before photos of the dress at cocktail hour for guests to see the transformation).

Since we met walking our dogs, and our dogs are such a big part of our life, we wanted to donate to our local animal shelter in lieu of favors. Also, Alex’s dog Charlie was a rescue dog. After going to so many weddings together, we both thought a donation favor is a nice reminder to give back to the community.

Alex and I both love good food, especially local farm-to-table. Elaine, Alex’s mother is a chef at a farm to table restaurant so it is very near and dear to our hearts, eating organic local foods. We are happy to say all the food served at our wedding was from Fireside Catering and farm to fork.

Most importantly, we wanted everyone to experience a lovely, unique and memorable wedding while feeling like family, both coming from two large Irish families (Bradley and Murphy), we really wanted it to seem like an intimate close family affair/celebration of love although there was 175 people, I think we really were able to make everyone feel the love and apart of our big day.

Photography: Forevercandid Photography | Videography: Oxford Media Films | Floral Design: Karla Cassidy Designs | Reception Venue: Estate At Moraine Farm | Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo | Catering: Fireside Catering | Make-Up: Flawless Face And Body | Hair: Lisa Frallicciardi | Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse | Accessories: J.Crew | Bridesmaid Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar

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Classic New England Wedding at Tupper Manor

With Tupper Manor being mere miles from my very own home, I instantly recognized the vast views when Arielle Doneson sent this seaside soiree along. Not only does this stunning venue set the scene for timeless elegance, but it served as a perfect backdrop for the Bride and Groom’s simple, relaxed vision and the wildly beautiful blooms from Pepperberry’s Flowers. See so much more in the gallery.

From the beautiful Bride… From the day Todd proposed, I started combing Style Me Pretty for wedding ideas – I had no idea what our wedding would look like! It was only once we found Tupper Manor that the vision really came together. Todd and I both knew that we wanted the venue to be close to the ocean, have accommodations on-site, and have a timeless feel…and Tupper Manor had all of that and more. We never really developed a “theme”, but wanted the day to be relaxed, elegant, and a lot of fun!

I found my dress before we even started looking for a venue – it was the first one I tried on. I wanted something that could work in a castle, or on the beach.The dress was light and comfortable, and I felt really beautiful. It was also important to me that my girls were really comfortable. After one of my (very patient) bridesmaids tried on over 30 dresses, we landed on the JCrew dark cove chiffon and knew they would be perfect, and re-wearable! The guys looked great as well in classic black tuxes.

The beautiful, old world feel of Tupper Manor inspired us to keep our decor relatively simple. We included silver and gold metallic accents with mercury glass and gold table numbers, lots of candlelight, and we really let the venue do the rest. For the flowers, I wanted them to look “deconstructed” and just picked from the garden. Donna at Pepperberry’s read my mind! The flowers we’re incredibly varied, and included hints of the blue and peach/coral we had chosen as our colors. Walking down the aisle felt like walking through a spring garden – the flowers were just gorgeous.

All of our other vendors were top notch. I have been a customer (and friend) of Interlocks for years, and everyone there made the day so special. We were totally pampered! DJ Josh was fantastic from the day we booked him without even meeting him first. He kept the crowd up and moving the whole time. The cake was DELICIOUS – Jenny of Jenny’s Cakes and Donna at Pepperberry’s collaborated to make it look like it was really blooming. Arielle Doneson was just wonderful…she managed the day (and the bridal party) with a smile, and we know our photos are going to be treasured. Last but not least, Tupper Manor was incredibly professional and accommodating throughout the process; we would recommend them to anyone looking for a top notch North Shore venue.

Our only struggle was the favor dilemma – favors, no favors, what would people actually use? In the end, we decided to make a donation to the ALS Association in memory of my dad. We felt this was a great way to honor him, and recognize that even though he wasn’t there physically, he was definitely there in spirit.

The day flew by, but it truly felt perfect. From the getting ready process, to the personalized ceremony, to the amazing food and the party that continued into the night, we could not have imagined a better day. We are so excited to start the next chapter of our lives, and so thankful to our vendors, friends, and family for helping us start it off just right!

Photography: Arielle Doneson Photography | Flowers: Pepperberry's Flowers | Wedding Gown: David's Bridal | Cake: Jenny's Wedding Cakes | Bride's Shoes: Seychelles | Jewelry: BHLDN | Jewelry: Kate Spade | Bridesmaid's Dresses: J.Crew | Catering: Tupper Manor | Hair & Makeup: Interlocks Salon And Day Spa | DJ: Joshua Wiseman Of AllStar Entertainment | Tux: John Farley's | Bridesmaid's Jewelry: Luxa Jewelry | Groom's Shoes: John Farley's | Linens: Tupper Manor | Manor: Tupper Manor

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Beverly, Massachusetts Wedding at Misselwood Estate

You know what I absolutely love? I love when I can simply look at a wedding and know it was the couples’ best day ever. Where everything went beautifully and the sun shined perfectly bright. Well, this beauty from Emilie Inc. Photography is just such a wedding. It’s pure prettiness from the first image to the last, and you they are all waiting for you here.

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From Denise Farwell of Emilie Inc. PhotographyRenee and George came to us by way of Sara and Brett, whose wedding I second shot with Emilie in 2011. Renee was one of Sara’s bridesmaids, and the wedding was a special treat for me to photograph because it was held at Sara’s family home, which included a barn complete with a horse and mini donkey! It was such a fun night and I knew that anyone who was in that circle of family and friends would be someone I’d like. I didn’t get a chance to formally meet Renee and George at that wedding, so I was looking forward to meeting them both when I showed up at Misselwood in Beverly, Massachusetts. I walked into where the girls were getting ready and was so happy to see familiar faces, including Sarah and her sister Megan, that I didn’t even see Renee sitting with her mom in the corner! But as soon as we said hello I just instantly liked her. You can’t not, really. She is warm, funny, and does not take herself too seriously.

I went outside after the ladies were done getting ready as the guests were milling around before the ceremony, and introduced myself to George. What a NICE guy. I know a lot of people are described that way, but George might actually be the nicest. I definitely could see how these two ended up together.

After a sweet (and hot!) ceremony, guests filtered into the tent and were treated to some touching, and pretty hilarious toasts. Renee’s side of the family had a tradition I had never seen before, drinking from a German toasting cup. It has hinged cups on both ends, so the couple can have sips of champagne at the same time. George is Greek, so his family was represented in the seating chart that was displayed on an abacus. Such fun ways to incorporate both of their families histories. This crowd was a dancing crowd, and kept things going until the very last song, which was a great way to end the night.

Renee and George, I had such a great time with you and hope you’re having an amazing time on your Hawaiian honeymoon by way of Napa Valley!

From The Bride…I had just finished my last day of teaching for the school year and was so ready to celebrate the start of summer with some girlfriends. It was a gorgeous night, so we headed to Charlestown’s Tavern on the Water for drinks and dinner. George and his pals had headed to the same place for the same reason, and we bumped into each other at the bar overlooking the harbor. As soon as we started talking, we couldn’t stop. We chatted about anything and everything, and as our friends like to joke, we still haven’t stopped. They tease us for constantly having little “side convos” – I guess we just love to know what the other is thinking – all the time :)

When we parted ways, I showed my true colors by rather aggressively making sure he had my phone number (I demanded to see his phone to check). I like to be thorough! Unfazed, George called me the next day. Our first official date was in Newburyport, MA, and we ended up spending the entire weekend together (where he oh-so-casually met my parents), and we’ve been inseparable ever since. Love!

Photographer: Emilie Inc Photography | Videography: Whit Wales | Floral Design: Drinkwater Flowers And Design | Cake: Konditor Meister | Ceremony Venue: Misselwood | Reception Venue: Misselwood | Catering: Creative Catering | Hair: Kelly Marie Hair | Lighting: C-Zone Entertainment | Band: C-Zone Entertainment | Second Photographer: Emilie Inc Photography

Nautical DIY Wedding

You’ll love this wedding for many, many reasons (it’s a drop-dead gorgeous nautical-inspired love fest, after all), but top on the list of its awesomeness is one very gorgeous bride.  A bride who had a vision and brought that vision to life with one crazy amazing DIY project after another… and shared them all with you in a fab list below.  Read it NOW and see the entire affair captured by Tyra Bleek right here.

And a sweet film from Madeline Stephenson…

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From the Bride… Dan and I celebrated a truly magnificent wedding day on August 3rd. We were married at a personalized ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Beverly, the same church where my parents met and were later married. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Elizabeth Loughhead and Rev. Louis Bourgouis, incorporating my husband’s Catholic roots and my Protestant upbringing. Our oceanside reception made the most of the beautiful New England summer weather, complete with a picture-perfect sunset.

The reception venue was at a local private school. While the setting and architecture were beautiful, we had the “do-it-yourself” challenge of transforming the mundane setting of the classrooms into a festive space befitting a wedding celebration. Our goal with our many projects was to offset costs while also adding a personal touch. Our guiding principle was “classy but not stuffy,” so we created a wedding plan that encouraged guests to take advantage of the grounds, the tent, and the interior of the school.

The first step in the planning the projects was to determine a color scheme. The bridesmaid dresses in clover set the color palette for all remaining projects. Photographer Tyra Bleek captured many of our do-it-yourself projects, including:

– Numerous signs on chalkboards (to unify the space and tie into the school venue).  DIY TIP: instead of chalk, use a marker designed for use on clay pots.
– Handmade table linens to add a pop of color to the center of each table. COST SAVINGS TIP: purchase designer fabric – 54” wide – at discount prices and create 24” squares as a cost-effective alternative to high priced table linens.
– Hand painted cornhole set. DIY TIP: personalize your board using painter’s tape, an Xacto knife, and custom paint color.
– Handmade nautical monkey fist knots holding “Tied the Knot” table numbers. DIY TIP: to prevent rolling, screw a wooden disc to the bottom of each knot.
– Clay pots with annuals from the local garden center served as an inexpensive alternative to floral centerpieces on the high tops. COST SAVINGS TIP: look for clay pots in the off-season for discounted pricing.
– Cut flowers in simple vases for tables. COST SAVINGS TIP: order from the local florist and arrange by family members in simple vases for tables.
– Birdcage for cards, painted in clover and lined with the fabric from the table linens to keep the cards from slipping through.
– Children’s activity books and crayon holders.  DIY TIP: use the bride and groom’s names in the activities you design, such as dot-to-dot, coloring, word search.
– Rubber stamping on various signage (bathroom baskets, guest book, buffet) to add color and unity among spaces.
– Guest book calendar, requesting that guests sign in on their birthdate.
– Escort cards in calligraphy by the mother of the bride, attached with clothespins to an antique quilt rack.
– Ceremony programs featuring three layers and clover ribbon.  COST SAVINGS: Design, print, cut, and tie ribbon ourselves rather than paying for them to get made.
– Handmade pew bows for the church.  COST SAVINGS TIP: layer two different types of ribbon as a cost-effective way to incorporate some of a more expensive product.
– Hand embroidery in the bridal gown lining, stitched by the mother of the bride: a unique “something blue” which includes names and date.
– Jars of handmade pickles as favors, made by the groom (a chef); jars were embellished with a ribbon and a “made with love” custom label.

Photographer: Tyra Bleek | Videographer: Madeline Stephenson | Florist: Lisa Greene, Gordon's Florist, Ipswich | Dress: Justin Alexander | Cupcakes: Cakes for Occasions | Invitations: Crane & Co. | Church: First Baptist Church In Beverly | Reception Venue: Governor's Landing at the Landmark School | Makeup: Alicia Ward | Hair: Mount Tabor Park | DJ: Hank Morse | Tuxedos: Men's Wearhouse | Alcohol: Depot Liquors | Chalkboards: AC Moore | Chocolate Rocks: Fiesta Candy | Flip Flop Favors: Old Navy | Groom's embroidered socks: Wedding Party Celebrations | High Top Cocktail Table Fabric: Joann Fabrics | Hydrangea Rubber Stamp Set: Julie Wood | Mini galvanized pails: The WebStauraunt | Paper Straws: The Party Fairy | Pickle Jars: Ball 8oz Regular Mouth Quilted Crystal Jelly Mason Jars from Ace Hardware | Rentals: Events for Rent | Ribbon: Offray | Table Centerpiece Fabric: Waverly Luminary

Moraine Farm Wedding in Beverly MA from Mon Petit Studio

In my eyes, all Brides are beautiful. They have a glow that simply can’t be replicated. It’s true. But this Bride? She is stunning. Her glow is captivating, and her happiness is contagious. A happiness I have happily caught onto through each of the gorgeous images captured by Mon Petit Studio. Her day was deservingly beautiful thanks to talents like Karla Cassidy DesignsKonditor Meister and Country Weddings – and you can see it all right here.

From Mon Petit StudioAnn and Mike are made for each other. It’s obvious in every single shot from their big day and their wedding was absolutely-positively-without-a-single-shred-of-doubt… perfect. From Ann’s head to toe laced gown, to their adorable bride + groom + dog cake topper… it was a day to be treasured! The entire wedding (from getting ready to the last boogie down on the dance floor) took place at the pristine Estate at Moraine Farm in Beverly, Massachusetts (what a GORGEOUS location!). It was truly a spectacular affair!

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Wedding Photography: Mon Petit Studio  | Wedding Venue: The Estate at Moraine Farm | Officiant: Lisa Ann Dukaten | Wedding Dress: Country Weddings |  Floral Design: Karla Cassidy Designs | Cake: Konditor Meister |  DJ/Band: Aaron Topfer |  Catering: Fireside Catering | Hair: Tease Hair Boutique | Makeup: Amanda McCarthy Beauty | Favors: Botanical Paper Works

Beverly Wedding from Servidone Studios Photography

This little beauty from Servidone Studios Photography has it all: a couple radiating love + happiness, a gorgeous wooded venue and a reception space filled to the brim with handmade details. Wanting a fun, laid-back event focusing on delicious food + lots of dancing, these brides spent months seeking out inspiration and DIYing till their hearts content! And the result? Sweet as can be. See the rest here! 

From the Bride… Courtney & I knew we wanted our wedding to be a fun party with scrumptious food! A wedding coordinator from another venue site suggested we take a look at The Estate at Morraine Farm in Beverly, MA and once we set foot on their property we knew that was the location for us.  For the next year I spent my days researching blogs, ripping out pages from bridal magazines, and pinning ideas on a daily basis! The final result: Mason jars on all the tables filled with oil, a black & white photo & organic lavender, votive candles, birch logs with table numbers burnt onto the sides, birch logs with slices with place cards, chalkboard menu board made from an old frame I found during a weekend of antiquing and sanded down myself, wild flowers in glass vases, and strands of lights hanging everywhere. Our vision was to dance the whole night long with our family, friends & our dog ,Gus, under twinkle lights mimicking the stars we stood under four years ago when we fell In love. The finale of the evening was a sparkler send off! People have asked me if there are any parts of the wedding id like to change or do differently and my answer is absolutely NO! Our wedding was by far the most magical day of our lives and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect evening with all our loved ones celebrating our love and future together!

Wedding Photography: Andrea Servdone Pelto from Servidone Studios Photography / Wedding Venue: The Estate at Moraine Farm in Beverly, Massachusetts / Floral Design : A Whole Bunch Flower Market / Caterer: Amy Hudon from Fireside Catering / Band: Big City Band / Wedding Dress: Augusta Jones via Allegria Bridal / Bride’s Suit: Custom made / Wedding Rings: Royal Jewelers +  Nazarian Jewelers / Hair: Jacqui Bento from Salon on Haven

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Indian Fusion Wedding from Allegro Photography + EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design

If you’ve been known to do a little happy dance when the perfect wedding, deserving of a little jig, comes along then get ready to break out your dancing shoes. Because this fusion wedding is so absolutely beautiful and lively I haven’t been able to stop my happy feet. When a team of pros including EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design, Jeri Solomon Floral Design, Allegro Photography, and so many more team up to create, it never falls short of magic, and this is not the exception. Click here for the full gallery – where you can see all of this gorgeous soiree, including the stunning transition to a more western party!

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From the bride … Our wedding day was exactly what we wanted—a joyous celebration to kick off our new life together.  We both loved how the Hindu traditions we incorporated helped make our wedding day so exciting and fun.  For example, the baraat—where Dan’s friends and family escort him to the ceremony in a lively procession—was such an amazing way for Dan to make his entrance.  We are also very happy that we wrote our own vows.  It was such a heartfelt part of the ceremony, and we were later told that there was hardly a dry eye among our guests!  The fun continued into the reception where Tupper Manor provided an elegant backdrop to all the festivities.  Music is very important to us, and we were so thrilled that we had such a fantastic dance party.  It was an incredibly special day, and the best thing about it was the outpouring of love and support we received from our friends and family.

From EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design … Working on Priyanka and Dan’s wedding was truly a special experience at EFD Creative. Because of their different backgrounds, the couple wanted to create an experience that infused Priyanka’s Indian traditions with a traditional American-style wedding.

The inspiration for the wedding started with color, and the couple was excited to incorporate jeweled tones for the look and feel. Priyanka’s family was making several trips to India, so I spent time working with them on specific items to bring back, including the cocktail hour table linens and other décor.

The overall idea was to have the beginning of the event focus on Indian traditions, which included the Dohl player leading the groom with his family members into the wedding service. As the evening progressed, we transitioned it to an American-style wedding where Priyanka changed into a classic white gown. We started with a beautiful Indian ceremony, followed by a cocktail hour that thematically carried through many of the elements of Indian design, but highlighted a classic American-style décor. This was accomplished by using the same color tones to bring it all together and adding a final touch with Indian jeweled boxes as the favor at each seat.

In order to naturally merge these two cultures into one experience with an overarching look and feel, we had to make sure everything down to the smallest detail supported our theme, without overwhelming the guests or having the two cultures compete for attention. The transitions had to be stunning, but subtle so we could tell the story of this couple from two different backgrounds falling in love and now becoming one.

Photography: Allegro Photography / Wedding Planning & Design: EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design / Florist: Jeri Solomon Floral Design / Hair & Make-up: Wedding Tresses / Cookies: Cookie Creatives / DJ & Lighting: DJ Raffi / Cake: Jenny’s Wedding Cakes / Invitations: Allure Invitations / Photobooth: Photobooth Favors / Venue: Tupper Manor / Cinematography: Long Haul Films

Glen Magna Farms Wedding from Forevercandid Photography

I’m not sure if it’s the pink palette, the stunning bride in Maggie Sottero or the historical Glenn Magna Farms reception that has me seriously swooning, but this wedding from Forevercandid Photography is pretty-as-can-be.  And that gorgeous bride? She DIY-ed her sparkly kicks (how cool is that?!) You’ll want to spend some time pouring over the sweet film by McElroy Weddings and the rest of the images in the full gallery!

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From the Bride… For the past four years my husband and I have lived in southwestern Connecticut. I was born and raised on the North Shore, and having the ocean nearby has always been a big part of my life. This love of the area made it easy for both my husband and me to decide that a North Shore wedding was perfect for us. We exchanged vows in the gorgeous Rose Garden at Lynch Park in Beverly. The garden has an incredible view of the ocean, and it set a beautiful backdrop to our ceremony. Throughout the week, we had been paying close attention to the weather report as rain was in the forecast. We truly lucked out because we were able to complete our “I do’s” as rain clouds approached. After the ceremony, we rushed to get all of our formal photos taken. We did not expect the storm clouds and remaining sunlight to lead to such a stunning backdrop for our photography. We planned for our wedding party and family to take an old-fashioned trolley ride to our reception site at Glen Magna Farms in Danvers, and just as we loaded the trolley the skies opened up and it began to pour. We could not have been any luckier.

Having taken a tour of Glenn Magna a year before the wedding, we both knew at first sight that this was the location where our reception would be. We both loved the historical feel of the house and property. Receptions of our size are held outside under tents, but guests have full access to the house and the immaculately landscaped flower gardens on the property. Our guests enjoyed beverages and delicious passed hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour in the mansion before being greeted with the returning sun and not one, but two brightly shining rainbows over the reception tent. We spent the rest of the night under completely clear skies dancing and celebrating with the people that mean the most to us. We would like to thank our loving family and friends, an amazingly-gifted photographer, a skilled and energetic DJ and an incredible catering staff to having what we both consider the greatest moment and night of our lives.

Wedding Photography: Forevercandid Photography / Ceremony: Lynch Park in Beverly, Massachusetts / Reception: Glen Magna Farms in Danvers, Massachusetts / Floral Design: Gordon Florist & Greenhouses / Wedding Cinematography: McElroy Weddings / Wedding Cake: Vinwood Caterers / Wedding Invitations: DIY / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero / Bride’s Shoes: DIY

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Beverly Wedding at Moraine Farm from Person + Killian Photography

It would be an understatement to say we totally have a crush on this adorable wedding! It’s rustic refined with pretty moss, bright pops of florals and plenty of hand made touches. Person + Killian Photography captured all the details like those super cute seed packet table assignments. See each and every last detail right here in the full gallery!

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From Person + Killian PhotographyThe couple wanted to mix classic and elegant elements into the rustic feel of their day. The entire wedding took place at Moraine Farm in Beverly, Massachusetts. Guests enjoyed cocktails in mason jars, and the seating charts were packets of herbs. The tables were topped with gorgeous floral arrangements in tall glass vases, and various planted herbs served as table numbers. The couple incorporated chalkboard dinner menus, burlap and mason jars to add to the rustic farm feel. This was definitely a crowd that was ready to party, and after heartfelt toasts, the couple danced the night away! The send-off was adorable as well. The guests lined the outside of the estate, and the newlyweds walked through the tunnel of sparklers and into to the awaiting trolley!

Wedding Photography: Person + Killian Photography / Wedding Venue: The Estate at Moraine Farm in Beverly, Massachusetts / Wedding Planning: JoAnn Gregoli of Elegant Occasions  / Floral Design: Chad Michael Peters / Wedding Cinematography: GENERATIONS Cinemastories / Catering: Fireside Catering / Wedding Cake: Konditor Meister / Wedding Invitations + Paper Goods: Smock / Entertainment: Kahootz Band / Linens + Lighting: Event Co. via Fireside Catering / Transportation: Salem Trolley Company / Getting Ready Venue: Hawthorn Hotel / Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet via Priscilla of Boston (Now Closed) / Hair: Luiz Filho / Makeup: Katrina Hess

 

 

Beverly Wedding at The Estate at Moraine Farm by Dreamlove Photography

I love a bride with a vision for her wedding day – especially when the vision is full of New England charm, DIY touches and 90-gallons of home-brewed beer! So, naturally, I’m head-over-heels for this lovely outdoor affair by Dreamlove Photography. But don’t stop here, inspiration is coming out of the woodwork in the full gallery!

From Dreamlove PhotographyWhen we first met with Leslie and Jon, we knew that our styles were going to mesh well! They chose the Estate at Moraine Farm as their venue and had some of the most unique details we’ve had the honor of documenting! Their ceremony was held across from the main house on the farm, with a classic New England pine tree forest backdrop. One of our favorite things about this wedding was the seating “cards” table that Leslie designed, using yellow Billy Ball flowers and her mom’s vintage wooden boxes overflowing with moss. Guests loved the idea of “picking” their flower for their table, and it made for a pretty nice prop for the photos of their rings! One of Jon’s groomsmen also brewed 90 gallons of beer for the wedding day and designed a special menu with beers such as, “It’s Going To Be A Wheat Wedding,” and “Pucker Up Cherry Stout.” The Estate at Moraine Farm also had some stunning spots for rustic portraits. One of our favorite pictures from the day was the shot of Leslie and Jon beneath towering pine trees with branches that gracefully arched over them. 

From the Bride… Jon and I met on a chilly Wednesday night in the middle of December in 2009. Frustrated with myself for forgetting to cancel my automatically renewing match.com subscription, I decided to take one last look and made one last “wink” before giving up all hope. Within 12 hours Jon responded with an email, and 1.5 years later, we were engaged.  

I loved everything about our wedding day, from my handsome and loving fiance to the impromptu plane fly over just as we were announced husband and wife. But one of my favorite moments of the day was seeing the reality of everything that we had planned. While we all hope our ideas are brilliant, there is always the fear that our ideas won’t be as amazing as they are in our head. I was very happy and quite relieved to see that all our ideas were a huge success! When planning an outdoor wedding, it is easy to get overwhelmed and frustrated with nature, so my advice to those hoping to be married outside is to find a venue that has an “in case of rain” option that you are comfortable with. We hit the jackpot with the weather, but had it rained — the indoor ceremony location would have been just as perfect. 

Wedding Photography: Dreamlove Photography / Wedding Venue: The Estate at Moraine Farm in Beverly, Massachusetts / Floral Design: Karla Cassidy Designs / Catering: Fireside Catering / Desserts: Cupcake Cafe & Bakery (978-922-9720) / Cupcake Topper: Enamour Weddings / Wedding Invitations: Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Guest Book: Suzy Shoppe / Wedding Sign: Birdhouse Boutique / Thank You Banner: joyful joyful / DJ: Craig Sopo / Wedding Dress: Watters “Lasara” / Bride’s Shoes: J.Crew / Bride’s Jewelry: Chan Luu / Hair: Kelly Marie Hair / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: LulaKate / Bridesmaids’ Jewelry: Otis B Jewelry / Pashminas: Wedding Wraps / Menswear: Jos. A. Bank / Engagement Ring: Barba Fine Jewelers in Warren, Ohio (330-856-6605) / Bride’s Wedding Band: Shreve, Crump & Low / Groom’s Wedding Band: TitaniumKnights

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Beverly Engagement Session by Spring Smith Studios

Love is definitely in the air, the arcade and all up and down the boardwalk for these two stylish sweethearts.  Talk about the perfect summer date.  I can’t imagine a more sublime way to spend a toasty evening with my honey-pie than flirty photo booth pictures, a kiss-o-meter and steamy sunset strolls along the pier.  All this Beverly boardwalk magic was captured by Spring Smith Studios.  See the entire romantic rendezvous in the full gallery!

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From Spring Smith StudiosJulie is a fashion blogger (Orchid Grey) so I knew going into this shoot it would have a great style.  Julie and Chris have been going to The Willows arcade for years- they have tons of photo booth photos of them together over the years and even used it to announce their engagement.  Julie is a pro in front of the camera as you can see.  This shoot really captured their style perfectly and I’m so excited about it!!!

Groom’s Attire: J.Crew / Grooms’s Shoes: Vintage / Bride’s Dress: ModCloth / Bride’s Shoes: Forever 21 / Bride’s Necklace: Spotted Moth / Photography: Spring Smith Studios